Sally and Jono’s Wedding at Bluebell Steam Railway Horsted Keynes, and Trading Boundaries, East Sussex
We have been really looking forward to Sally and Jono’s Art Deco style rock and roll wedding at the Bluebell Railway Station and super-cool Moroccan inspired mansion Trading Boundries ever since they booked us and we were certainly not disappointed! Not many people can say they got hitched surrounded by the sounds of steam trains and the beautiful sights of the grand period train station. There was so much to photograph at the station, we were kept busy and amused all day capturing everything from the old vintage advertisements on the platforms to the beauty of the steam train carriages, and of course the guests and beautiful bride and groom.
We were really lucky to have some time with Sally and Jono before the guests arrived on the platform to do some styled couple shots before the ceremony. Sally and Jono got ready together on the morning of the wedding and met us early especially to have time with us. Photography on the day was vey important to Sally and Jono especially as Sally is a photographer herself. We were particularly excited about shooting this wedding not only because of the amazing surroundings but also because Jono & Sally had booked us to do analogue film wedding photography and also videography as well as our classic digital imagery. So to our delight, out came the rolls of film, the Hasselblad and various other SLR analogue cameras, and in came the feeling of being right back there in the 1920s.
Sally’s dress was an amazing vintage lace with fluffy white shrug giving it that hint of 20s glamour and matching perfectly with the surroundings, in fact some members of the public on other platforms thought we were doing a fashion shoot! Jono’s suit also had plenty of vintage charm, especially his patent brogues with an unusual blue/red finish.
The ceremony was in the very cute and compact old waiting room on the platform making for a very intimate service.
Next we had the amazing treat of travelling through the countryside with banks of exquisitely pretty wildflowers and groves of bluebell woods on one of the very opulent and classically grand steam trains with our very own carriage! We were certainly spoilt to say the least. We spent our time on the train photographing and filming the wood panelling, brass fixtures and other amazing details inside the train. We also captured the guests and Jono & Sally enjoying the settings and some fine food on the train.
After the lovely journey 2 vintage buses arrived to take everyone to Trading Boundries for the evening party and celebrations. Trading Boundries is an awesome furniture mansion specialising in antique and Moroccan style furniture and contemporary art work. It also has a room with a stage, dance floor and cosy booths for the perfect party setting It is also known as a quirky gig venue and is listed in the top 10 prog rock venues in the world! With Jono being a musician we can certainly see what attracted the couple to this venue and we were super impressed.
Just before the sun disappeared on us, we stole Sally & Jono away for a short while for some more styled shots of them as newlyweds and for some reportage style group shots in the fantastic grounds of Trading Boundries. The PhotoBooth was next and went down a storm, with the guests embracing the madness and coming up with creative and hilarious poses making for some of our favourite photo booths ever!
We ended the day with a drink and a dance, and a cone of chips for supper kindly provided by Sally & Jono. A huge thanks to the both of you for making us feel so welcome, we had an absolute blast! CONGRATS to a fabulous couple & all the best for the future.